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[audio]The Compleat Angler, Chapter 1 - Izaak Walton
In the first chapter of this 17th century classic, a falconer, a hunter, and an angler discuss the merits of their sports.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction
Downloads: 1,266
[audio]The Urantia Book - Various
The Urantia Book presents an integrated world view composed from the concepts and ideas of more than 2,000 individuals who have contributed to the fields of science, philosophy, religion, history, sociology and theology during the last 2,000 years. Compiled by an editorial staff of superhuman beings, the text provides a comprehensive perspective of human origins, history and destiny.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction
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[audio]Of the Song of Angels - Walter Hilton
A short medieval treatise on the mystical experience of hearing angels' song, and how to distinguish true mystical experiences from false ones.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction
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[audio]"The Nightmare" - G.K. Chesterton
A short essay by G.K. Chesterton on horror's proper place.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction
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[audio]The First Apologia - St. Justin Martyr
"Apologia" means "explanation". In this case, a Greek philosopher who converted to Christianity attempts to explain to Emperor Marcus Aurelius why Christianity is a good thing; or failing that, what Christians believe and do as opposed to what is rumored; and why it was bad for the Empire to persecute Christians just for holding Christian beliefs. The apologia is circa 147-161 A.D. If you're interested at all in history, politics, or religion, this is like a trip in a time machine.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction
Downloads: 2,815
[audio]Folk Tales of Napoleon - Alexander Amphiteatrov and Honore de Balzac
"Napoleonder", a Russian folk tale about Napoleon's career, and "The Napoleon of the People", a chapter from Balzac's novel The Country Doctor describing French folk beliefs about Napoleon's special powers and destiny.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction
Downloads: 3,623
[audio]Dan Gillmore We the Media Chapter 1 - Dan Melinger
We The Media Chapter 1
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction
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[audio]The Didache - Anonymous
A digest of Christian teaching from circa AD 60-100. Translated by Isaac Hall and John Napier. Excerpted from Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 7, edited by Alexander Roberts & James Donaldson, American edition, 1886.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction
Downloads: 1,834
[audio]"Murray Hill Sees Mr. Chesterton" - Murray Hill
This article chronicles a reporter's attempts to secure an interview with G.K. Chesterton during his lecture tour of the US in that year. Funny stuff. Also provides a backstage peek at Chesterton's family, manager, and staff.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; history
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[audio]"Demonstration II: On Love" - Aphrahat
Thoughts on love, forgiveness, and the faithfulness of prophecy from Aphrahat (aka Aphraates), an early Christian known as "the Persian Sage".
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
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[audio]Exhortation to Endurance, or, To the Newly Baptized - St. Clement of Alexandria
Advice from St. Clement of Alexandria to newly baptized early Christians. Surprisingly to us, he gives as much advice about good manners and healthy psyches as he does good moral behavior.
Keywords: Audiobook - nonfiction; religion
Downloads: 271
[audio]IntroDevout3 - St. Francis de Sales
The classic handbook for ordinary people who want to live spiritually devout lives continues, with advice on how to resist temptations and constantly renew your commitment to loving and serving God. Continues from IntroDevout and IntroDevout2.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; Religion; spirituality
Downloads: 51
[audio]Jesus as a Fetus - St. Zeno
This excerpt from St. Zeno of Verona's Tractatus talks about the unborn Jesus' time in Mary's womb. (Lib. ii., Tractatus viii. et ix., Patrologia Latina Tom. 11, pp. 413-417.)
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
Downloads: 357
[audio]On Holy Images - St. John of Damascus
A treatise on the validity of using images as an aid to worship by St. John of Damascus (aka St. John Damascene), written while he lived under the second generation of Muslim rule in Syria. But it was also aimed at the Iconoclasts (image-breakers) who controlled the Christian Byzantine Empire at the time, and were not above killing artists. St. John not only points out that icons support the doctrine of the Incarnation -- since God made flesh becomes visible and drawable -- but also that the wri...
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
Downloads: 2,238
[audio]Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine: Part 2 - John Henry Newman
The final chapters of Newman's Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine.
Keywords: Audiobook - nonfiction; religion; history
Downloads: 114
[audio]The Imitation of Christ, Book 3, Part 2 - Thomas a Kempis
The spiritual classic continues as the voice of Christ discusses suffering and consolation with a would-be disciple. Book 1: Part 1 | Part 2 | Book 2 | Book 3:Part 1 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Book 4: Part 1 | Part 2
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; mysticism
Downloads: 1,424
[audio]A Declaration of the Delegates of Maryland - Charles Carroll and the Delegates of Maryland
On July 6, 1776, before the Declaration of Independence had been ratified by the conventions of the colonies, Maryland declared itself independent in these words. Drafted by Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, this moving declaration displays a subtly different understanding of the grievances and rights of the people of the colonies. (Though the complaints about being treated like slaves sound ironic to modern ears.)
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; history
Downloads: 589
[audio]Letters from a Friendship: Ambrose and Sabinus - St. Ambrose of Milan
Letters from St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, to St. Sabinus, Bishop of Placentia (Piacenza). The letters speak of Paradise, book editing, bad handwriting, good doctrine, and long distance friendship. Ambrose signs off with variations on his usual farewell to friends and family: "Love me, for I love you." Ambrosius, governor of Milan, was elected bishop by acclamation of the people. He lost his civil office, was baptized, received his first communion and holy orders, and was consecrated bishop, all...
Keywords: Audiobook - nonfiction; religion; friendship
Downloads: 1,142
[audio]"On Lent" - Pope St. Leo the Great
A short and punchy sermon on Lent, depicting it as not only a time of penitence, almsgiving, and training in self-control and virtue, but of direct conflict between Christians and demons. Yep, nothing like a little spiritual advice from the pope who faced down Attila the Hun. Also includes bonus sermon!
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
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[audio]Oration 40: On Baptism - St. Gregory Nazianzen
On January 6, 381, St. Gregory Nazianzen gave this speech on Baptism. It's very interesting stuff.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
Downloads: 1,028
[audio]We the Media - Dan Gillmor
Audio recording of the introduction to We The Media by Dan Gillmor.
Keywords: Spoken Word; Audiobook - Nonfiction
Downloads: 1,662
[audio]Sermon I: On the Dormition - St. John of Damascus
A sermon on the Virgin Mary's death and assumption into Heaven by St. John of Damascus (aka St. John Damascene).
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
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[audio]Treatise III: On the Lapsed - St. Cyprian of Carthage
After a period of Imperial persecution, the Bishop of Carthage writes to his flock about those people who didn't stand up to it, but readily agreed to sacrifice to the Emperor and the gods. He urges these people to repent, confess their sins, and do penance. He also denounces those who provide the lapsed with invalid forms of reconciliation with the Church or tell them that their sins aren't serious, thus endangering the souls of the lapsed...
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; history; religion
Downloads: 1,040
[audio]On the Sinful Woman - St. Ephraim of Syria
Not just another sermon on the story of the repentant woman who washed Jesus' feet. Ephrem adds his own poetic touch, making his point by elaborating on the story and adding new characters.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
Downloads: 533
[audio]"Sermon V: On Divorce" - Asterius of Amasea
Bishop Asterius of Amasea (c. 375-405 AD) talks about Christ's ideas on marriage, the wonderfulness of wives, and why casual divorce is a Bad Idea.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
Downloads: 612
[audio]"On Patience" - Tertullian
The influential early Christian writer Tertullian gives his thoughts on the virtue of patience. As he freely admit, this is not typecasting. The man had some serious anger issues which do creep out, even here. But as he argues that all evil has its origin in impatience, you may find that today's hurried world tends to prove him right.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
Downloads: 1,093
[audio]The Martyrdom of Sts. Perpetua and Felicitas - St. Perpetua, St. Saturus, and Anon.
Tells the story of the arraignment, imprisonment and execution in the arena of a young Roman noblewoman and her friends from the church in Africa. Contains one of the few autobiographical accounts from the ancient world written by a woman -- and an African woman at that! -- which have come down to us.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; history; religion
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[audio]Treatise I: On the Unity of the Church - St. Cyprian of Carthage
An essay from an Early Christian bishop and martyr on the spiritual importance of unity in the Church. It stresses the importance of holding the same doctrine, but also the vital need for love and harmony within and among all Christians.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; Religion; spirituality
Downloads: 1,050
[audio]Origen on the Transfiguration - Origen
Excerpts about the Transfiguration of Christ, from Origen's Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion; mysticism
Downloads: 778
[audio]"Of the Catechizing of the Unlearned" - St. Augustine
A deacon requests advice on how best to explain the faith to people who want to become Christian, how to know how he's doing at it, and how to keep it interesting both to them and himself. Augustine's answer touches on all sorts of things, from teaching, public speaking, and linguistics to salvation history and the psychology of converts. Interesting and useful stuff! Translated by the Rev. C.L. Cornish, 1847.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
Downloads: 4,047
[audio]Commentary on Luke - St. Cyril of Alexandria
A collection of sermons on the Gospel of Luke.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
Downloads: 447
[audio]The Sacrifice of the Mass, Part 3 - M. Gavin, S.J.
The conclusion of this audiobook version of this 1903 Catholic textbook on the Latin Rite Mass.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; Religion; spirituality
Downloads: 328
[audio]The Imitation of Christ: Book 1, Part 2 - Thomas a Kempis
A spiritual classic written for those in religious life, but used for centuries by all sorts of Christians. Book 1: Part 1 | Book 2 | Book 3: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Book 4: Part 1 | Part 2
Keywords: mysticism; Audiobook - Nonfiction
Downloads: 1,794
[audio]Of the Life of St. Martin of Tours - St. Sulpitius Severus
Martin of Tours became an important monk and bishop in Gaul not long after Christianity was made legal again. Sulpitius Severus, a well-educated man who knew Martin toward the end of his life, decided to write Martin's biography before he died, and set out to interview the man himself and those who knew him, as well as recording well-known stories about him. The result is an intriguing mixture of history and hagiography that includes glimpses of the Emperors Julian and Maximus, as well as a soci...
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion; history
Downloads: 2,699
[audio]"Bel and the Dragon" - Anon.
This story from the Book of Daniel is also an early detective story. "Susanna and the Elders", another early detective story, is also included. Both stories appeared in the Septuagint as a prologue to the Book of Daniel, but now generally appear as an appendix.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; Mystery
Downloads: 1,204
[audio]Treatise IV: On the "Our Father" - St. Cyprian of Carthage
A guide to the spiritual riches of the simple prayer called the Lord's Prayer or the "Our Father", from a bishop of North Africa martyred in AD 258.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
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[audio]The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp - Anon.
A description by early Christians of the death of St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna (now Izmir, Turkey), in about AD 155. Includes a classic explanation of why a martyr's remains were important, and relates martyrdom to the Eucharistic liturgy.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; history; religion
Downloads: 1,150
[audio]The Imitation of Christ, Book 4, Part 1 - Thomas a Kempis
Book 4, "An Invitation to Holy Communion", examines the vital importance of receiving the Eucharist in a reverent manner, while offering one's whole self up to God. Book 1: Part 1 | Part 2 | Book 2 | Book 3:Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Book 4:Part 2
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; mysticism
Downloads: 1,021
[audio]The Imitation of Christ, Book 3, Part 3 - Thomas a Kempis
The bestselling spiritual classic from the Middle Ages continues, with more talk of detachment from unhappiness, things people say about you, and unfortunate events. There is also advice on how to deal with temptation. Book 1: Part 1 | Part 2 | Book 2 | Book 3:Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4 | Book 4: Part 1 | Part 2
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; mysticism
Downloads: 7,935
[audio]"The Martyrdom of St. Ignatius of Antioch" - Anon.
This is an anonymous but apparently firsthand account of the martyrdom (eaten by animals in a Roman arena) of St. Ignatius of Antioch. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 1. Ed. by Alexander Roberts & James Donaldson. American edition, 1885.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
Downloads: 932
[audio]"The Epistle of St. Ignatius of Antioch to the Romans" - St. Ignatius of Antioch
Facing martyrdom -- okay, running toward it with open arms -- the old Syrian bishop, once a disciple of the Apostle John, still took time to write letters to the Christians in various cities. Here's the one he wrote to the Church in Rome.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; Religious
Downloads: 1,794
[audio]The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena: Part 4 - St. Catherine of Siena
A dialogue between Catherine and God the Father. The third part of the book, "A Treatise on Obedience", discusses Christ's obedience, the way that obedience enhances other virtues, and how obedience is promoted by the religious life. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 5
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion; mysticism
Downloads: 3,142
[audio]The Dark Night of the Soul - St. John of the Cross
After the soul has grown in love for God and gotten rid of attachments to things (as described in The Ascent of Mount Carmel in more extended form), it still can't get all the way to union with God, unless God does it Himself. That's what The Dark Night of the Soul is all about. The Ascent of Mount Carmel St. John of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz) was a Carmelite monk. He was a friend of St. Teresa of Avila, although they seldom met face to face; and like her, he was dedicated to bringing back ...
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion; mysticism
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[audio]The Lorica of St. Brendan - St. Brendan of Clonfert
From the Acts of St. Brendan of Clonfert (best known for his voyages), a very long and thorough lorica (breastplate) prayer. It is similar to other better-known loricas like the Lorica of St. Patrick, but a lot longer!
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion; poetry
Downloads: 250
[audio]The Imitation of Christ: Book 3, Part 1 - Thomas a Kempis
This medieval Christian "bestseller" continues with more thoughts on prayer, humility, and depending on God. Book 1: Part 1 | Part 2 | Book 2 | Book 3:Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Book 4: Part 1 | Part 2
Keywords: Spirituality; Audiobook - Nonfiction
Downloads: 1,067
[audio]The Shepherd of Hermas, Book 2, Part 2 - Hermas
This early Christian work, a "bestseller" in its time, concludes with more rural parables about the Church and about Church members who badly need to repent. Also provides an interesting look at the most common problems and failings of early Christians living in an anti-Christian world. Book 1 Book 2: Part 1 |
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; mysticism
Downloads: 1,487
[audio]Europe and the Faith - Hilaire Belloc
A broad popular survey of European history, emphasizing Europe's continuity of civilization from the days of the Roman Empire to the present day, as well as the importance of the Catholic Church to European history and life. This is Belloc at his quirkiest. His hatred of corporation capitalism and his love of diversity in unity are both on display, as he argues for the proposition that the Roman Empire never really fell...
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; history; religion
Downloads: 7,406
[audio]A Dialogue of Comfort in Tribulation - St. Thomas More
This fictional dialogue about how Christians should deal with troubles and persecution is set in Hungary immediately prior to an attack by the Ottoman Empire. It was written in the Tower of London while More awaited execution for his religious beliefs. St. Thomas More was chancellor of England, a humanist philosopher, and an early science fiction writer. He was also a good husband and father, and advocate of education for women...
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion; philosophy
Downloads: 6,359
[audio]A Dialogue of Comfort in Tribulation, Part 2 - St. Thomas More
The conclusion of More's Dialogue between Anthony and Vincent.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion; spirituality
Downloads: 1,377
[audio]Catechetical Lectures, Part 5 - The Mystagogical Lectures - St. Cyril of Jerusalem
In third century Jerusalem at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, on Easter Sunday, the candidates were baptized and received Communion for the first time. During the next week, St. Cyril taught short classes about what exactly was the meaning of these Mysteries. The Mystagogical Lectures are actual transcriptions of those classes. Great stuff both for students of religion and history. Catechetical Lectures: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; religion
Downloads: 1,613
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